Nonstructure 6.7-N, cultural deposit, type unknown

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

East of main drainage on a steep talus slope; southwest of a tested kiva (Structure 5).

Specific Location

Lower half of Segment 1 (EU 46). Rests below Nonstructures 6.4-N, 6.5-N, and 6.6-N and above Nonstructure 6.2-N.

Selection Criteria

Part of Nonstructure 6-N testing; see Nonstructure 6-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.

Use

Redeposited sterile sediment from the construction of a nearby kiva, Structure 5.

Abandonment

Covered initially by secondary refuse and later by other natural and cultural deposits.

Postabandonment Process

Not applicable.

Dating of Construction

No tree-ring or pottery data. Based on stratigraphic position, this deposit predates an extramural surface (Nonstructure 6.4-N) and two secondary refuse deposits (Nonstructures 6.5-N, and 6.6-N), and postdates a possible cultural deposit (Nonstructure 6.2-N).

Dating of Remodeling

Not applicable.

Dating of Abandonment

Not applicable.

Dating of Midden

Not applicable.

Dating of Reuse

Not applicable.

Date Range

4 (A.D. 900–1280)

Site-Wide Dating

Groups to Which This Study Unit was Assigned

See The Archaeology of Woods Canyon Pueblo (specifically the chapters on architecture, chronology, and artifacts) for more information on study unit groupings at Woods Canyon Pueblo.

Type ID Description
area 4 Area of east talus slope
section E East side (east talus slope)
subperiod 9 Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit

46

Location

Segment 1 N E.
(Roughly a 1-x-1-m; see plan map)
East of main drainage on steep talus slope.
Nothwest part of Nonstructure 6; immediately south of and adjacent to Structure 5, a kiva and a retaining wall (F-3).

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. To augment the sample of secondary refuse form this area and expose a portion of a retaining wall (F-3).

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Nonstructure
6-N
noncultural
Nonstructure
6.2-N
cultural deposit, type unknown
Nonstructure
6.4-N
extramural surface
Nonstructure
6.5-N
midden
Nonstructure
6.6-N
midden
Nonstructure
6.7-N
cultural deposit, type unknown